We’ve often walked past L’eto in its various locations and stared longingly at their glazed fancies in the window but the saint on our shoulder always got the better of us. Little did we know then that they also serve up dinner and so, in an attempt to rectify the situation, we found ourselves making our way to the L’eto Brompton on Brompton Road – just a short stroll from both the V&A Museum and Harrods.
We begun with an impressive trio of bruschetta topped with avocado, mushrooms & tomatoes and the insanely delicious grilled sweet potato with sesame and teriyaki sauce. For mains we tucked into a fresh plate of crab spaghetti and the chicken teriyaki with ginger & oyster mushrooms, heavenly with each mouthful. Desserts came from the display – all sitting finely in the window just begging to be picked. We selected the strawberry tart – a tower of cream and fresh strawberries – and a soft hazelnut chocolate fancy that was pure indulgence worth every calorie.
A special mention should also be given to the extensive drinks menu. We began with an absolutely divine Apple & Elderflower Collins from the Cocktails List and a non-alcoholic Jasmine Lychee Ice Tea which we could have sipped all night long. We chose to finish our meals with pots of the Jasmine Tea and the Ginger, hand-prepared using fresh sticks of cinnamon, chunks of ginger, cloves and honey – so delicious we plan on recreating at home.
In keeping with the area, interiors are plush and decadent whilst still managing to be cosy with a homely feel. It’s safe to say we wholeheartedly fell for L’eto Brompton and we think you’ll rather like it too. It’s an ideal spot for either a sit-down meal or a quick piece of cake and tea – both we’d highly recommend.
L’eto have locations in Soho, Belgravia, Fulham, Mayfair, King’s Road and Brompton. For further details, visit www.letocaffe.co.uk.